Your Facebook friends (and even friends of friends) can be sources of job leads, if you know how to ask the right questions. Facebook’s search bar, Graph Search, has its own syntax, much like ordering a cup of coffee at Starbucks. To find friends who can introduce you to an employer, you’ll need to type a full sentence into the search bar. First, the basics.
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Even if you are comfortable with securing the borders with unwarranted surveillance, it’s nice to know that there are other alternatives out there you can trust more than Facebook or the NSA. Thanks to The Electronic Frontier Foundation, there’s a growing list of alternative social networks and free proprietary software for the surveillance weary.
“Pinterest is the Google of the visual web,” says Piqora CEO Sharad Verma. Piqora, formerly called Pinfluencer, is an enterprise discovery marketing and analytics suite for Pinterest that works with brands such as ZGallerie and Steve Madden. Although Pinterest doesn’t have advertising just yet, Piqora has learned from its clients that the site can drive long-tail traffic for brands, even beyond 30 days, as users can search for items on the site at their leisure rather than following a particular feed in real-time like they would on Facebook or Twitter. Here are five things that brands should know about Pinterest:
With more than a billion people using social media around the world, it’s no surprise that everyone from big businesses to individual entrepreneurs are clamoring for the attention of an expanding online audience. While there are riches and rewards for those who can build a loyal following over which they carry influence, standing out from the growing crowd of online communicators is an increasingly difficult endeavor that requires strategy, talent, and a lot of hard work.
For three elementary school teachers in San Francisco, Pinterest is a window into other classrooms – a virtual chalkboard where they can view lesson plans and fresh ideas from other educators without leaving their desks.
YouTube newbies should check out this helpful microsite that shows a step-by-step guide for getting started with YouTube marketing. Created by Simply Business, this one-page destination links out to a number of in-depth articles on topics ranging from creating good content to preventing legal issues.
Press coverage of Donald Trump’s foray into crowdfunding with FundAnything has said Trump wants to open crowdfunding up to the masses. Which got us thinking about which crowdfunding sites have the most favorable terms for users.
After quietly rolling out new ways for members to display samples of their work on the professional network, LinkedIn has released a slideshow and blog post to demonstrate how to create a Professional Portfolio. Members can now upload documents and add videos, photos, and links to enhance the “Summary,” “Experience” and “Education” sections of their profiles.
Columbia University’s first chief digital officer Sree Sreenivasan @sree provided a slew of social media advice to freelancers at ASJA 2013.
Tonight the NFL will begin to announce its draft picks for the upcoming football season. Stars will be made, dreams will be crushed, and plenty of bets will be placed on the outcome of this event. Here’s where to follow along on social media.